Fun times in Euless. Great crowd. Lots of fun with the shootout practice. Mike Modano was the only player not in attendance as he was getting the required rest that has made him such a good player lately.
Jere Lehtinen skated and is ready to go now that the paperwork is cleaned up.
Because of that, the Stars will send Warren Peters back to the Texas Stars and let him play this weekend (at home tonight, at Peoria Sunday). I understand the decision, but I don't agree with it.
I like Peters and think he brings more to the lineup than Fabian Brunnstrom right now. In addition, Toby Petersen has played well with Mike Modano, so I'm not sure how keeping Brunnstrom in the lineup and moving Petersen to center helps, but Marc Crawford has been on a roll with good decisions lately, so we'll see what happens.
I believe his lines for Sunday's 5 p.m. game against Dave Tippett and the Phoenix Coyotes will be:
My guess is Modano gets the most playing time out of those bottom six forwards and might end up alternating with Petersen.
Alex Auld will be in net Sunday trying to help the Stars get the elusive third win in a row.